Humdingers Catering (https://humdingers.org.uk) is delighted to have recently opened a pop-up café, bar and bakery at London’s historic Museum of the Home. This new location joins Humdingers Catering & Soup Kitchen on Hoxton Street and Humdingers Bakery & Café on Hornsey Road. Housed in 300-year-old almshouses built in Shoreditch, Humdingers Catering is thrilled to expand its wings for six months in a location with a rich history and strong community drive anchored in a mission to reveal and rethink the ways we live and think about home.
Humdingers Catering embodies a ‘purpose-over-profit’ mindset and is continually seeking out ways to be of service to community and society. The existing Hoxton site has become a pillar of the local community. Humdingers Soup Kitchen was launched as a social enterprise during the pandemic, where catering facilities and staff were repurposed to feed the local community and, in 2020, founder Robert Hunningher was awarded a British Empire Medal by the Queen for his work to provide food for people in his community.
“It is about playing our part to ensure no one in our community goes hungry or is stuck at a disadvantage. This will also hopefully inspire other businesses to act in a similar way, to always be mindful of their surrounding community and what they can do to help,” says Robert.
Formerly the Geffrye Museum, the Museum of the Home began life as a museum of furniture and woodwork in 1914 and became a resource for local workers in the East End furniture industry. In the mid-1930s, educational pioneer Molly Harrison developed the Museum’s learning services and led the way in making museums centres for learning and education. The Museum gradually shifted its focus to the history of domestic life and everyday things. Over the years, the Museum has evolved and expanded considerably, showcasing paintings, furniture, and decorated arts in the context of living rooms. In 2021, the Museum reopened as the Museum of the Home featuring new galleries and learning spaces.
Humdingers will be offering a wide range of pastries, cakes, sandwiches, coffee, wine, beer, and pizzas as well as plans being firmly in place for a tapas pop-up in August. Vegan-friendly options will also be served. The space features an outdoor terrace, café, and drinks bar and a 25% off discount is on offer to all NHS staff until August 2022.
OPENING TIMES – Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 5pm
ADDRESS – 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA